The Rosie Project

The Rosie Project

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 02/01/2014
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The Rosie Project
Will Leave You Smiling
If you’re one for genres, this is a romantic comedy. But it’s a romantic comedy like no other. Don Tillman likes lists and order, that’s the way things hav... READ MORE
Charlie Hay at Brentwood
The Rosie Project
An amazing debut.
A beautiful, uplifting story about the importance of self and the many manifestations of love, even if you can't quite see it. I would have read this in on... READ MORE
Emma Prince at Portsmouth
The Rosie Project
Too funny to read in public!
Meet Don - obsessively rational,socially inept, totally infuriating, and completely lovable. Through his eyes the world becomes a farsical challenge of con... READ MORE
Helen Lockey
The Rosie Project
It's not what you think
This looks like a chick lit novel at first glance, but once you start to read it you discover it's so much more. The protaganist, Don is awkward and confus... READ MORE
Sarah Hiorns at Ipswich
The Rosie Project
Favourite book of the year so far
Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock meets Big Bang Theory's Sheldon Cooper, Don Tillman is looking for a Wife. To find one, Don creates The Wife Project, a que... READ MORE
Z Cherry
The Rosie Project
Charming, quirky and uplifting
I adored this book about poor Don Tillman - a professor specialising in (and unwittingly displaying distinct symptoms of) Asberger's and his quest for a wi... READ MORE
Jeni at Waterstones Wells
The Rosie Project
The Rosie Project: Don Tillman No. 1
I put off reading this one for a while, but really wish I had read it right away as once I started it, I simply could not put it down. the central characte... READ MORE
Becky Bookseller
The Rosie Project
Amazing - do believe the hype
I had heard so many wonderful reviews about this book that i actually became a little apprehensive before I read it - would it live up to the hype? Wonderf... READ MORE
Sarah at Head Office
The Rosie Project
Love, laughter and cocktails!
A laugh out loud story about love, life and fitting in when you can't help but stand out. I loved Don, he was so genuine and whilst he may have offended qu... READ MORE
Sarah in Wolverhampton


The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion is a story about love, life and lobster every Tuesday...

Don Tillman has got his love life planned out. He knows exactly who he wants, but is it who he needs?

Love isn't an exact science - but no one told Don Tillman. A thirty-nine-year-old geneticist, Don's never had a second date. So he devises the Wife Project, a scientific test to find the perfect partner. Enter Rosie - 'the world's most incompatible woman' - throwing Don's safe, ordered life into chaos.

But what is this unsettling, alien emotion he's feeling?

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781405912792
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 257g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm

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The Rosie Project
Good but not as good as the pre-publication hype.
I enjoyed this book but it is not the ground breaking modern day classic that the hype would have you believe. Also the comparison with Mark Haddon's "The ... READ MORE
Chris Parfitt
The Rosie Project
A Different Viewpoint.
This novel takes the reader on a journey through a different type of mindset. It is an amazing representation of someone on the autism spectrum and how the... READ MORE
The Rosie Project
The funniest book I have read in a long time.
The Rosie Project is the simple story of a man who wants to find himself a wife, but this particular man dearly lacks the social skills that come quite nat... READ MORE
The Rosie Project
Absolutely loved this book- Don Tillman is a geneticist with a disastrous love life... so he has a brainwave- a questionnaire for potential love matches. E... READ MORE
The Rosie Project
Not too bad
Don is an associate professor of genetics, approaching his fortieth birthday and is getting married. The only flaw is that he doesn't know who to yet, and ... READ MORE
Half Man Half Book
The Rosie Project
An amusing romantic comedy
I found the Rosie Project to be a pleasant surprise. It is light-hearted and amusing, but not what I would characterise as ‘chick lit’. The book is seen th... READ MORE
Becky Walsh
The Rosie Project
I'd rather watch Big Bang
While this novel was an enjoyable and easy read I felt throughout that it was both missing something and trying to be something it wasn't. On reading an in... READ MORE
The Rosie Project
This was an ok read - I had high hopes for this book when I saw many good reviews, but I didn't find this an enjoyable read and didn't engage with the char... READ MORE
The Rosie Project
Incredible, insightful book!
This book provides a welcome break from the typical 'boy meets girl' story. It is told uniquely through the eyes of Don, a man who it soon becomes apparent... READ MORE
Amy 1993
The Rosie Project
A funny little gem!
'The Rosie Project' is a real gem of a novel which is funny, relevant and endearing. The novel is told from the perspective of Don, a thirty-nine year old ... READ MORE
Sam Woodfield
The Rosie Project
Enjoyable easy read
I read The Rosie Project as a member of a local book club. A welcome relief from some of the heavier stuff. Not a burden to keep on reading. Relaxing fun, ... READ MORE
The Rosie Project
I finished this in just over a day, I liked it so much! Very funny, I loved the 'voice' of the main character, he was very realistic and extremely endearin... READ MORE
The Rosie Project
Charming and entertaining
Great story. Had me hooked right until the end. If like me you enjoyed this book, then read '600 hrs of Edward by Craig Lancaster' it's a great little rea... READ MORE
The Rosie Project
A fantastic read! Originally recommend to me by the Radio 2 book club and it sounded just the sort of read I enjoy so I had to get it - didn't even want to... READ MORE
The Rosie Project
Entertaining but not my cup of tea
I wanted to like this book more than I did. With an amusing premise and a delightfully eccentric central character, it is charming and funny, but it didn’t... READ MORE
Charlotte Rose Norman
The Rosie Project
Feel-good story :-)
This was a brilliant story that made me laugh out loud in places!! The main character, Don, reminded me of Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory, which is not ... READ MORE
The Rosie Project
The View from the Outside
Novelists have, throughout recent history, tried to write works that take the view of the outsider looking in upon a society or situation with which they a... READ MORE
The Rosie Project
Good read
Delightful story, but it brings home to you the problems that people with OCD/autism suffer (having grandchildren with the same problems}. I did not feel ... READ MORE
Sylvia Rollison
The Rosie Project
A different take on things
This is the first book I’ve read by Graeme Simsion and I would be happy to read another one. The main character is Don Tillman who is a professor of genet... READ MORE
The Rosie Project
It’s hard to find fault with this book, except that I wanted it to continue!
Don Tillman is getting married. He just doesn’t know who to yet… The Wife Project will solve that problem. He has designed a 16-page questionnaire to help... READ MORE
Janet E
The Rosie Project
Another Curious Incident
THE ROSIE PROJECT - GRAEME SIMSION I found it hard to be objective about this book as it touched a nerve. My nephew has Asperger's Syndrome and so I found... READ MORE
The Rosie Project
Greetings. Oh. Wow. I can'd describe this book in one word, let alone many, as I am sure Don (the main character) in this book would!! This book literally... READ MORE
The Rosie Project
The Rosie Project
This story is wonderfully funny, emotional, and frustrating!! The characters are lovable, and realistic. It could easily be made into a film as it is a pre... READ MORE
The Rosie Project
Good, light reading.
The main character of Don Tillman, who at first appears to be a very unfeeling man, whose sole focus is his work. However, he decides that it is time for h... READ MORE
Meryl Parker
The Rosie Project
The Rosie Project
The Rosie Project. This is not the sort of book I would usually choose to read, on the face of it, it is a typical chick lit novel where boy meets girl, th... READ MORE
The Rosie Project
A touching & funny tale of love & life
Don Tillman is a professor of genetics who realises that he's different to everyone else, but sees it as the rest of the world acting illogically rather th... READ MORE
The Rosie Project
So endearing
When I looked at the cover of this book I wasn't at all sure that it was for me, but how wrong could I be. From the very first line I was hooked. In Don T... READ MORE
The Rosie Project
The Rosie Project
When I read a book I usually don't bother to read the endorsements - this time I did and that was my mistake. My expectations were very high and I was read... READ MORE
The Rosie Project
A Good Read!
The Rosie Project is sweet, original, charming and it made me smile. However, as much as I enjoyed reading it, I found something lacking and I’m not sure w... READ MORE
The Rosie Project
Funny, moving, GREAT!
This book, as previous reviewers have stated, is the story of Don, the Roy Cropper of an Australian University. Don feels he should find a wife, but ends u... READ MORE
The Rosie Project
Funny, amusing, interesting take on romance
Don Tillman lives a perfectly ordered and structured life. He has a weekly timetable of food (lobster on Tuesdays) and goes jogging every day to purchase t... READ MORE
Brummie Bookworm
The Rosie Project
Delightful read
This is a delightful book that I would highly recommend to anyone. Don Tillman is a 39yr old geneticist, sitting somewhere quite high up on the Asperger’s ... READ MORE
Sandra Foy
The Rosie Project
Not my normal choice
I don't normally choose romance/chick-lit but I really enjoyed The Rosie Project. Don is a university professor with relationship problems. His whole life ... READ MORE
Anne Boyd
The Rosie Project
Quite entertaining comic romance
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion is a bit of fun and entertaining. It is the story of a genetics professor in Australia who decides to use a scientific ... READ MORE
The Rosie Project
Don Tillman IS Sheldon Cooper!
Review: I didn't really know what this book was about. I saw it popping up all over twitter and in bookseller charts. I had a quick glance at the blurb and... READ MORE
The Rosie Project
Funny, lovely and thoroughly entertaining.
Don Latman is 39 years old, a Professor of Genetics and single. He is very methodical, with high attention to detail and very particular about what type of... READ MORE
The Rosie Project
Thoroughly Enjoyable.
I’m going to be completely honest and say that this is not my usual cup of tea therefore the fact that I have given it five stars is a sign of how good it ... READ MORE
The Rosie Project
Fantastic and Funny
What a fun book full of humour and most men can at least recognise various aspects of themselves. Professor Don Tillman is looking for a wife and as a sci... READ MORE
The Rosie Project
Something Lacking
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion started life as a screenplay, the author then created this novel which will be published in the UK by Michael Joseph / ... READ MORE
Anne Cater
The Rosie Project
Have you hugged your geek today?
When this book first arrived I was concerned that it would disrupt my carefully constructed schedule, but after assessing all the facts I have come to the ... READ MORE
The Rosie Project
Fun to read.
This was a funny book, and very quick and easy to read. The character of Don is delightful. He knows he is different, just not how or why. He is oblivious ... READ MORE
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